Panthers win in OT, move Leafs to brink

Sam Reinhart scored 3:02 into overtime as the Florida Panthers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Sunday in Sunrise, Fla., and moved to the brink of sweeping their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

The Panthers, who lead 3-0 in the best-of-seven set, will advance to Wednesday with a home win. Florida recorded its sixth straight playoff win, a franchise record.

Florida also got goals from Anthony Duclair and Carter Verheeghe, and Aaron Ekblad got two assists. Sergei Bobrovsky made 22 saves for the win.

Maple Leafs goaltender Ilya Samsonov, who stopped eight shots and allowed no goals, was injured 37 seconds into the second period. Joseph Woll replaced him and saved 18 of the 21 shots he faced. Toronto got goals from Erik Gustafsson and Sam Lafferty.

Devils 8, Hurricanes 4

Jack Hughes scored twice and collected two assists as New Jersey took control with a three-goal first period and cruised to a win over Carolina in Game 3 of their semifinal series in Newark, N.J. The Hurricanes still best -Seven lead the series 2 -1.

Nico Hischier scored a goal and collected an assist and Dawson Mercer collected three assists for the Devils. Luke Hughes, John Marino and Jesper Bratt contributed two assists each. New Jersey goaltender Vitek Vanacek made 26 saves in his first start since April 20.

Sebastian Aho scored for the Hurricanes and Jordan Martinuk scored on a penalty shot with 7:42 left when Carolina was short-handed. Jordan Staal and Seth Jarvis scored short-handed goals 50 seconds apart in the third. Fredrik Andersen made four saves on 12 shots before being pulled.

Kraken 7, Stars 2

Matty Beniers, Alex Weinberg, Elie Tolvanen and Justin Schultz each had a goal and an assist as Seattle defeated Dallas in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series.

Five different players scored second period goals for the Kraken, who took a 2–1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Jordan Eberle, Carson Souci and Yani Gourde also scored for Seattle. Goaltender Philipp Grubauer made 24 saves.

Mason Marchment and Jani Hakanapa scored for the Stars. Jake Oettinger stopped 12 of 17 shots through two periods before being relieved by Scott Wedgewood, who made six saves on eight attempts at goal.

– Field Level Media